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December 14, 2017

ALHI Adds Global Sales Manager in Minnesota

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Global Sales team in the U.S. Midwest with the addition of Michelle Russell as Global Sales Manager. Based in ALHI’s new Global Sales office in Minnesota, she assists meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives across the United States who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHI’s member hotels and resorts. 

michelle russelALHI Global Luxury Sales’ portfolio includes more than 250 luxury and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving meetings and incentive programs. The announcement was made by ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.

Russell brings more than 25 years of experience in the luxury meetings and incentive sector to her new position. Prior to joining ALHI she was Vice President, Global Accounts for HPN Global. Previous to that, she was with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which includes serving Hyatt Global Sales for three years as Director, Strategic Accounts and for seven years as Director, Account Development. Her tenure with the company also includes serving as Director of National Sales for Hyatt’s Western Global Sales team, and as Sales Manager for Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Massachusetts. Among the many honors bestowed on her was being named Hyatt Hotels’ “National Sales Manager of the Year.” She may be reached at (218) 328-3136 and [email protected] .

ALHI’s luxury portfolio includes more than 150 distinctive hotels and resorts in the USA and Canada; 38 in Western Europe; 13 in Eastern Europe; 33 in Asia; 13 in the Middle East; 9 in Africa; 16 in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean region and Mexico; and 4 in South America.

In addition to its member hotels and resorts, ALHI’s portfolio has 10 Luxury Brand Collections to make it easy for planners to identify properties that will suit their programs’ specific needs. This includes the “Convention Collection,” featuring ALHI’s 31 hotels and resorts that offer 500+ rooms, more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and have at least one 20,000-square-foot ballroom.

Other ALHI Luxury Brand Collections include: “Level 5 Collection,” consisting of 65 member hotels and resorts that have earned the industry’s highest recognitions; “City Solutions,” offering 100 city-center hotels; “Golf Collection,” featuring 72 resorts with championship golf; “Beach & Island Collection,” with 55 member options; “Elite Retreats,” consisting of 57 exclusive hotels and resorts with fewer than 200 rooms; “Mountain Collection,” with 26 choices providing inspiring mountain views; “Bahamas, Bermuda & Caribbean Collection,” offering 17 luxury-level tropical options; “Ocean Line Collection,” with the 23 ultra-luxurious “floating resorts”; and “DMC Solutions,” providing local expertise in more than 100 destinations worldwide.

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